Liz Gannes

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Our Unbloggable Nightmare Is Over: Blogger Outage Ends

Blogger is back online, after 20.5 hours during which users could not create or edit posts. The Google-owned service attributed its outage and reliability problems, which started Wednesday night, to “data corruption” that was introduced during scheduled maintenance. However, some entries from the past two days are still missing; Google said they are in the process of being restored. Now it’s off to the races for an onslaught of blog posts about the dark day and silent night when users couldn’t publish.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik